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Beaverton teen killed in stabbing was five months pregnant

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Charreen Stanford, 18, was five months pregnant when she was stabbed and killed in her home in Cedar Hills. Charreen Stanford, 18, was five months pregnant when she was stabbed and killed in her home in Cedar Hills.
Tannekqwa Thompson, 18, appeared in court Tuesday for arraignment. (KPTV) Tannekqwa Thompson, 18, appeared in court Tuesday for arraignment. (KPTV)
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A pregnant Beaverton teen died of stab wounds Monday night after she was attacked by another teen in the home they shared, according to Washington County Sheriff’s deputies.

Beaverton resident Tannekqwa Thompson, 18, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office said she fled the scene, but was found hiding in a nearby yard shortly after.

Deputies said Thompson stabbed 18-year-old Charreen Stanford, who was pregnant. Family members took her to a hospital where she later died.

Stanford’s stepfather, Joel Vance, told Fox 12 that Stanford was five months pregnant, and just a week ago found out she was having a baby girl.

Vance said Stanford had just moved to Beaverton and had a wonderful life ahead of her.

"She was 18, and going to school for her GED; she had two classes left,” Vance said. "She was five months pregnant, and found out Tuesday she was having a girl. She loved to do hair (and) sing. She just moved out here from Philly, to be with her mom, so her mom could help her through the pregnancy."

Vance said the family believes Stanford was sleeping when she awoke to being stabbed multiple times. He said she was stabbed on her side and back. He added the attack was unprovoked, and the pair had not been fighting.

"Everybody’s calm and putting it in God’s hands,” Vance said when asked how the family is handling Stanford’s death. “Her memory is going to always last. We’ll remember her every day.”

Thompson appeared in Washington County Court Tuesday afternoon for her arraignment on murder charges. Her next court date is May 24 at 3 p.m. If found guilty, Thompson could spend the rest of her life in prison.

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